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Police Officer Raymond Fredericksdorf

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, February 19, 1972

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Reflections for Police Officer Raymond Fredericksdorf

A Hero now in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

February 19, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.


Your memory will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes respect.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 19, 2012

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

February 19, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 11, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 24, 2008

I knew both Ray and his wife Anne. This young couple had only a year of marriage when he passed away. I worked with Ray's brother Charlie in the old Morals Squad and Ray had another brother Bob who also was a Philadelphia Police Officer. This family of three brothers on the force is an inspiration to us all for their dedication and committment to law enforcement.

Captain Dennis P. Cullen
Philadelphia Police Department

June 20, 2006

I graduated with Officer Ray Fredericksdorf from the Academy (Class 212) Appt Date 9-14-70. It was my understanding that Ray died of a cerebral hemorage on duty. I do not know the facts of the incident its been so many years. May he rest in peace.

Sgt. Robert D. Tait PPD (Retired)
Philadelphia Police Department

February 22, 2006

R.I.P. We will never forget your sacrifice.

Sgt. Jim Morace
PPD

February 20, 2006

No man goes unnoticed before G-d.Thank you for your service.

February 19, 2006

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